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who opposed the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the u.s. military thought maybe the policy of don't ask don't tell would be repealed. it didn't happen. but before tha there was high drama on capitol hill over what would happen, even a huge celebrity made her plea for a change ithe policy. our own key o'donnell has been covering the story and she's with us tonight from washington. kelly, good evening. >> hi, brian. >> reporter: the emotions run deep and the intensity playing out is, to some degree, about the future of thpolicy itself and a lot is about politics. with just a few weeks to go before the mid-term elections. >> this is a blatant political approximately ploy in order to approximately in order to galvanize the political base of the other side which is facing a losing election. >> it is wrong to suggest that the fight legislatively is election-driven. >> reporter: republicans effectively blocked repealing th17-year-old ban on gays serving openly in the military so the president's often-repeated promise goes unfulfilled. >> i will end e "don't ask don't tell." that's
informed us that her daughter has died. riding 202 early when she was struck by an suv. christie littleford said she thought; she hit an animal, sh didn't realize what happened until she saw the bicycle lodged under her truck. pettigrew was a law student. the accident happened at 5:30 in the morning. there is conflicting information as to whether or not she was wearing reflective clothing. again, 5:30 a.m., dark at the time of the accident. there is no word on whether or not the driver will be charged. there will be weeks months before that decision is plead. >>> news today, an 18-year-old man is dead, it happened before 3:30 this morning. d.c. police were called out for a shooting. they found franklin hill on the ground suffeng from gun shot wounds. he was taken to the hospital where he died. no arrests have been made. a search is on for a man who was found dead blocks from the u.s. capital. a man's body was found on the tracks late last night. police say the body may have been on the tracks f a few days it is described of of that a black man, in his 40s or 50s, police don't know how he
morning. thanks for joining us for news 4. i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs on tuesday, the 21st day of september, 2010. beautiful sight. the sun beginning to show its light around here. kind of a beautiful sky of in the horizon. 58 degrees right now. let's find out what kind of day we're going to have. >> there's a chill in the air. >> there is. temperatures will quickly climb. we ought to make it into the 70s by late morning. near 80 by afternoon. shenandoahalley to interstate 95. 40s most locations. right in washington, upper 50s. and right near the wat is low 60s. inland, eastern shore now, low 50s. out of the mountains of western maryland, many locations in the 40s right now. and we have a clear sky than to high pressure nosing down from ontario that will be with us throughout the day today with plenty of sunshine. wming us to near 80 degrees with the strong, late september sun. tomorrow, winds shifting into the southwest will bring in summer like warmth. near 90 tomorrow afternoon. lots of sun. after midnight wednesday night through midday thursday, a chance of a passing shower
opportunities to do good. >> stay with us now. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> cooldown. there is a chill in the air with another summer like blast right around the corner. >>> campus crime. police lock up another suspect in nnection with a string of robberies involving the university of maryland students. >>> driving distracted. a national problem under the microscope in d.c. today. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. 21st of september, 2010. a live look outside right now at 5:01 a.m. it is 57 degrees. cool, chilly start to the morning. looking for a jacket. couldn't find one, tom. had to break out all the winter stuff, i guss. >> in fact, we do have temperatures in many locations down into the 40s in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. 58 at national airport. near the bay, 60. elsewhere, 50s and 40s throughout much of the region. mountains, 40s. western maryland, west virginia, eastern shore, low 50s. we have a clear sky, bright, full moon competing with very bright jupiter. this was tak by one of our viewers last night. david took this of jupiter and its moons. we'r
. >> we want to get more information on this right now, john yang is in kabul for us with the latest. john, what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, matt, as you say, the nine servicemen dead are americans, nbc news is being told and at least one american civilian is among the three injured. this happened as you say in zabul province in southeastern afghanistan. much of the territory there is controlled by the taliban and coalition forces led b the united states had been stepping up their efforts to take on the taliban in that area, to try to drive them out. this has been the deadliest year for coalition forces, the deadliest year for u.s. forces with today's crash, 351 americans have died this year. matt? >> john, but as we say, according to american sources the causef this is still under investigation and yet the taliban has already claimed responsibility. is that the norm in a situati like this? would they normally do something like that? >> reporter: it's very common, matt. as a matter of fact we got the call here at nbc news from a talibanpokesman claimg responsibilit
of the first u.s. warriors badly hurt in the iraq war. >> someone who served in battle, along with all the marines who knew i was gay. it did not matter. >> he got a medical discharge. but since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> it's long pastime to repeal this policy which is unjust, unamerican, and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: rublicans blocked a vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path, we would be ignoringhe views of the troops and casting aside the professional mility advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> reporter: in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor today, the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the core said don't letays serve openly let. >> we'reot quite sure what the impact will be on an all volunteer force. >> reporter: a bigger blow came from susan collins who backs repeal, but not to help democrats win more gay votes. >> now is not the time to play p
will be filed. both children are 10 years old. >>> u.s. transportation officials will hold a summit on distracted drivers. eir goal to remind everyone the dange of talking and texting on cell phones while driving. nbc's leap an greg reports on the latest study. >> reporter: heather heard died in a carcrash when a driver of a trtor trailer rig lost control, which caused a chain reaction. he was text messaging at the time of the accident. >> everyone has someone they love or adore and they can be taken from you in a maer of second. >> rerter: new deposit statisticsay distracted drivers killed 5,000 people last year and injured aalf dozen others. safety officials will convene in washington later today to discuss an epidemic talking on a cell phone. trying or reading a text. behavior some say should not be tolerated. >> we want the way we got drunk drivers off the road is when police arrested them and threw them in jail. we know the reason 85% of the people bckle up today is because tickets have been written and people really get it now. that's where we want to be with distracted drivin
's the irony, florida, where heather was killed still has no law prohibiting cell phone use or texting while driving. virginia by the way, bans texting while driving, but it's a secondary offense there. police have to pull you over for something else first. i rode with fairfax unty police recently. and one of the officers express frustration. they would see somebody texting while driving but they couldn't pull them over because it's a secondary offense there. they had to get them on something else first. >> they're helpless otherwise. >> yes. >> and the kindle behind the wheel of a bus, isn't that atrocious? >> come on. >>> authorities are reopening streets that were closed while investigating a suspicious package. a pharmaceutical company received an unexpected package that was leaking an unknown liquid. hazmat teams determined the substance was not dangerous. >>> the rematch between martin o'malley and former governor ehrlich appears to be neck and neck with six weeks to go until the general election. a new poll in the governor's race shows either candidate can win. chris gord season here
. >> i don't want everybody teing my numbers. >> reporter: so may whitfield would not tell us which powerball numbers she played saturday night. tim morris uldn't either. but the self-described die hard powerballer did tell us why he's so confused. >> powerball -- i came yesterday and it was 14. andhen i came today. somebody told me they made a mistake. >> reporter: the cashierried explaining what happened to several customers monday. players like morris want answers. >> is this human error or computer error or machine error? how did it happen? >> reporter: we took his question straight to the top. >> we know it was human error. we know that the wrong number was input by mistake. the powerball number, the very last number, was 13. that was the real number. but for som reason, the number 14 was input to the vendors, to the retailers who pay out on the winning numbe. >> reporter: that was saturday night. by the time they dscovered the problem, it was late sunday morning. that meant even with the wrong powerball number, some folks got lucky. >> if they had the number 14, they went to c
gay marine. >> democrats rolledout their big guns. eric alva, one of the first u.s. warriors badly hurt in the iraq war. >> someone who served in battle along with all the marines who knew i was guys, did not matter. >> he got a medical discharge. since don't ask don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> it's long pastime to repeal this policy which is both unjust, unamerican and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness the military. >> the republicans blocked a vote. john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path we would be ignoring the views of the troops and casting aside the professional military advice given by each of the four serce chiefs. >> before president obama awarded a medal of honor today. the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the corps said don't let gays serve openly yet. >> we're not quite sure what the impact will be on an all volunteer force. >> reporter: a bgger blow ca from susan collins who backs repeal. but not to help democrats win more gay votes. >> now is not the time to play politic
and u.s. civilian were hurt and transported to a military medical center for treatment. the cause of the crash is undertion investigation. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> in georgia, traffic came to a near stand still aft a small lane me an emerncy landing on an interstate during rush houthere. no one was hurt. the cause of the crash is not yet known. >>> a smokey fire under a bridge in new york left some commuters stranded for several hours. an electrical transformer reportedly blew out, sparking the blaze. service was eventually restore after firefighters extinguished the flames and officials inspected the bridge. >>> in texas, a first-time mom at the dallas zoo is said to be doing a great job taking care of her 2-month-old zebra named webster. it is the zoo's fourth frebe, the fourlargest of all zebras. >>> and in ohio, being crowned king of the gridiron isn't just for burly football players. in-state rivals rufus the boat and that's from ohio state university and brutu the buckeye from ohio state university throwing fists in the br
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